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What is the Florida Divorce Process

Florida Divorce Process

No matter what county you live in Florida the dissolution of marriage process will start with the correct divorce forms. Once that part of the process is figured out the next step would be file and then to have the judge sign a final judgement. Some divorces take longer than others and some courts take longer than others, but in general how long it takes will depend on your particular situation and the courthouse.

The Forms

Technically the Florida divorce forms are available for FREE on the flcourts.org website. The challenge with this website is that they are not categorized by divorce type and every county has additional forms required not published here.

The basics of a divorce form packet are:

  • Petition
  • Notice of SSN (for petitioner and if in agreement for the respondent)
  • Financial Affidavit (for petitioner and if in agreement for the respondent)
  • Notice of Related Cases (not needed in some counties)
  • Notice of Mandatory Disclosures

In addition if a divorce includes financial considerations such as properties, bills, alimony:

  • Marital Settlement Agreement (or proposed if not in agreement)

In addition if a divorce includes children:

  • Child Support Guidelines (this is where the child support is calculated based on the income chart)
  • Parenting Plan (or proposed parenting plan if not in  agreement)
  • Marital Settlement Agreement (with children stuff)
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Affidavit
  • Certificate of parenting classes for both parents

In addition, if the divorce is not in mutual agreement:

  • Summons

Or if the whereabouts of the respondent are not known:

  • Affidavit of Military Status
  • Notice of Action
  • Affidavit of Search and Inquiry

Then – if the divorce is done using the no-court divorce process:

  • Special Interrogatory to waive the court hearing
  • Final judgement with self stamped – addressed envelopes

Or if the divorce was done by summons:

  • Motion for Default/Default – if the other party failed to respond within 20 days of being served.
  • Notice of hearing – with self tamped – addressed envelopes

Same forms above are used if the divorce is by publication, once the publication ran for 30 days and the proof has been received from the newspaper.

Overwhelmed Yet?

That is the beauty of what we do at divorceinfloridaonline.com, you don’t have to worry about having the correct forms from the State, the County and what is the correct order of the forms and process to follow. We can help you with all of this AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT HAVE LEGAL QUESTIONS. If you have questions regarding your legal rights please contact a divorce attorney.

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Flat Fee Price

Our price include all of the typing, all divorce forms including the special interrogatory to have the final hearing waived and the court filing fee waiver (if applicable), e-filing, and any mailings necessary.

All prices below can be split into 2 payments:

The first half will be due in the beginning (typing of the forms) and the other half will be due within 30 days 

Simple Divorce $280.00

A simple divorce is without any mutual financial considerations such as alimony, pension, properties, bills, etc.

Divorce with Property $320.00

A divorce with property details assets, pensions, alimony, bills, etc. must include a marital settlement agreement where financial considerations have to be divided, requested, etc.

Divorce with Children $420.00

A divorce with children includes the child support calculations, visitation schedule, parenting plan, marital settlement agreement and everything above.

Other Fees and Services You May Need

Court Filing Fee – $408 (may be waived)

The court filing fee can be waived if the petitioner is low income. We will be happy to prepare the form and have it filed along with the divorce process. If you do not qualify a payment plan can be implemented with the clerk of court by having the court filing fee spread into 6 months (does not apply for the no-court divorce option)

If you do not have any contact with your spouse

If you know where he/she lives your spouse must be served and a court hearing will be required.

If you do not know where he/she lives and do not have a current phone number or any other means of contacting your spouse then you will need a divorce by publication.

  • Simple divorce – can be done without a court hearing
  • Divorce with children or with property – will require a court hearing

If you do not know where your spouse lives then we will do the court mandated searches and request a publication in the local newspaper.

There may be an additional  fee for the publication. If you qualify for the court filing fee waiver then the publication will be …

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How to get a Fast Divorce in Florida

Fast Divorce in Florida. When you have a made up your mind that your relationship is over you are probably wondering what is the fastest way for you to get divorced.  If you live in Florida a fast divorce is possible and affordable.

MYTH or TRUTH- To have a fast divorce in Florida I need to hire an attorney

MYTH – While this make sense and in some cases it’s true. Hiring an attorney does not guarantee a faster divorce in Florida. If you do not have legal questions and are clear on what you want out of the divorce then an attorney may not be needed.

MYTH or TRUTH – A fast divorce in Florida will cost me a lot more than a divorce at a regular speed

MYTH – A fast divorce in Florida costs on average $300 for a simple divorce and up to $450 for a divorce with children. You may also still qualify to have the court filing fees waived, a savings of $400.

MYTH or TRUTH – A Fast Divorce in Florida requires a final court hearing

MYTH – The best way to get a fast divorce in Florida is by having the final hearing waived. This saves approximately 30-60 days in the process.

MYTH or TRUTH – A fast divorce in Florida requires both parties are in mutual agreement and willing to participate in the divorce form preparation process.

TRUTH – The only way to get a Fast Divorce in Florida is for both parties to be on the same page and willing to provide information and sign forms. There is no other way. When a divorce is filed without both parties participating then a summons must be issued which will add 20 calendar days to the wait and a few court hearings will be required as well, pushing the timeline even further.

If the whereabouts of the party are unknown then a divorce  by publication is needed which will add at least 30 days to the timeline.

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